Bare with me, help needed. I currently operate a solo LCO, and partnered with fellow FF on a large school system also. We both live in fairly rural parts of N. Ga, him more than I. He has had many of his customers request lawn treatments. As far as we can find out, no one services his area (he borders NC also). I've also found it difficult to find anyone that services anywhere north of my house. Where he lives it is mostly a second home, retired, or just plain wealthy population in mountain areas. Most of these people's primary homes are in Atlanta where they have these services performed. As far as we can find out, it is relatively untapped. We are contemplating starting a lawn treatment service, either together or just me. I've been looking into getting my pesticide license this fall/winter. Questions: 1- Initial start-up costs? Not sure if a Isuzu truck or 1 ton truck with tank mounted on back would be the best bet. Either would probably be a good used unit. 2- Any particulars on pump/tank setups? 3- I have a LESCO located about 15 miles south of me...is this the best place to get supplies? We've also been told to offer tree treatments. A few people have said to equip a four wheeler with a high pressure mounted tank to spray trees. Is this a profitable service? Rest assured that we/I would NOT be offering this until we/I obtained my license. Really want to get into an additional aspect of lawncare that is profitable. Any help/ advice is greatly appreciated.